California Seaman-Jones Act Injury Lawyers

If You’ve Been Injured in a Seaman-Jones Act Accident, Know Your Rights

A Seaman Jones Act accident injury is  just one type of personal injury claim that we specialize in when fighting for our clients’ rights in court. For more about our personal injury services, please see our “California Personal Injury Attorney” page. Or for other types of personal injury claims we support, see the links below.

Marine construction workers, fishermen, deck hands, ferry boat operators, engineers, cooks, food servers, and everyone else that is employed onboard a vessel, ship, or boat that sails on the oceans, seas, rivers or other navigable waters is entitled to special remedies and compensation if they are hurt on the job. Maritime workers injured on the job may seek compensation from their employers under the Jones Act. The compensation recoverable is much broader and much more generous than in a workers’ compensation claim.

The Jones Act Applies to Seamen on Board All Types of Vessels, Including:

  • Barges and tugs
  • Cruise ships
  • Tour boats
  • Ferries
  • Fishing vessels
  • Construction barges
  • Diving platforms

Our Experience at Sea Makes Us Uniquely Qualified to Handle Seaman-Jones Act Cases

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury at sea, such as a herniated disc, brain injury, head injury, broken bones, or any injury that affects your ability to work you need an attorney who has significant experience with maritime injuries and Jones Act claims.

Mark Venardi served in the United States Coast Guard for 5 years, performed search and rescue, over a period of 4 years at sea, he sailed the waters from Nova Scotia to Venezuela on the East, and from Alaska to Hawaii on the West

When you hire attorney Venardi Zurada LLP, you won’t have to explain the nature of your industry or occupation. Mark Venardi served in the United States Coast Guard for 5 years, performed search and rescue, over a period of 4 years at sea, he sailed the waters from Nova Scotia to Venezuela on the East, and from Alaska to Hawaii on the West.  He delivered 35 to 45 foot sailboats from New York to Florida.  Mark also worked on an offshore oil rig for approximately 1.5 years, and has been an avid sailor, motor boater, fisherman, wakeboarder, wake surfer, surfer, and waterman his entire adult life.  In addition to his personal life, Mark has been a practicing maritime or admiralty lawyer his entire legal career.  Based upon our practical experience and legal expertise, you could not be in better hands.

Mark Venardi understands the dangers you face, and how to best present your claim to maximize your recovery. For strong, experienced representation, contact us at (925) 937-3900. We offer FREE consultations, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery for you.

Why You Should Choose Our Attorneys to Help You

  • We have served the California for over 35 years
  • Honored with SuperLawyer, AV Rating, Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards
  • Respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, followed by jurors
  • Multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements; recovered tens of millions for our clients

Call Venardi Zurada LLP and our maritime injury attorneys will show you, not just tell you.  Our professional colleagues, experts, opponents, insurance companies and judges all know us as tough, hard-working, smart and strategic professionals that tear into big and tough cases and drive our strategy to maximize the results of each client matter.



If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, please call our California personal injury law firm at (925) 937-3900 or submit the form to the right for a free case review.

If we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get paid! That means we pay all litigation costs which you will not be required to pay back, and we only get paid if you get paid.

We have four offices to serve you in Oakland, Orinda, Redding and Chico, and serve clients throughout the entire California including the entire Silicon Valley and throughout California.













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